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1681  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 11, 2009, 12:35:18 AM
Canceled my dentist appointment, left work early and picked up my copy at Gamestop a little after noon. Only four people in line at two registers, so it didn't take long, especially since the two guys in front of my weren't doing any trade-ins or other transactions. I carried my copy out to my car and as is my habit, I opened the package and examined the disk. And for the first time since I got Total War: Medieval, the disk had a flaw. Thank goodness for being diligent. I went right back in and back to the same clerk and swapped it out.

Played four hours of MP with several of the regulars including Hark and Teggy. Had a great time. Really a lot of fun with bigger maps, lots of great features and surprisingly well-performing server support. I really expected things to go to hell on opening day, but most matches were without significant lagging. It did seem like were were rotating among only a few maps, but they were good maps.

I then took a little break and then tried the Campaign. I wasn't terribly impressed, but then I wasn't a big fan of the campaigns of the previous two editions. Way too linear.

I went back and played another hour of MP, this time Mercenary Team Deathmatch. Again I had a great time and surprisingly enough in the fifth and six rounds I saw two new maps I hadn't seen in the previous four and a half hours. I think for TDM that's now about a half-dozen maps and all of them pretty good.

And, dare I say it, I may not immediately dive into Hardcore TDM when it gets unlocked. I didn't find the non-hardcore combat to be too difficult in getting kills.

Right now, unless something really bad happens, I'll say that this COD has the best MP of all  icon_biggrin
1682  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: November 09, 2009, 10:09:27 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on November 09, 2009, 10:04:06 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 09, 2009, 09:24:38 PM

Bugger, I have work and a dentist appointment and by then all the teeny boopers will be in line at the store. I'll see if I have time to spend there, but if it's a long line it's going to be Wednesday for me.

Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy - if theres a line at one store, go to one of the other hundred stores... maybe I'm spoiled by living in retail central.

I have it pre-ordered. Yeah, I could go across the street to Walmart, but that place is pure evil  icon_evil
1683  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 09, 2009, 09:51:18 PM
I tried the online tuner for my Lotus Carlton when I upgraded to B class. It's better, but still a dog. Funny, people move out of the way for me anyway, I wonder why????



Man, I need a lightbar!
1684  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Borderlands - Reviews, impressions and discussions on: November 09, 2009, 09:27:52 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on November 09, 2009, 07:58:48 PM

DLC coming November 24th

http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/21439/Borderlands-DLC-Release-Date-Announced/

The Zombie Island of Dr.Ned

800 points

Will they have fixed the attributes problem by then as well?
1685  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/09) on: November 09, 2009, 09:27:13 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 09, 2009, 06:59:56 PM

Technically I bought Modern Warfare 2 last week.  I just have to go pick it up tomorrow.

Technically I bought like the back cover a month ago, tomorrow I'll be paying for the rest of it. MW2 that is. Can't let Hark not have his "Temple as Target" time  nod
1686  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: November 09, 2009, 09:24:38 PM
Bugger, I have work and a dentist appointment and by then all the teeny boopers will be in line at the store. I'll see if I have time to spend there, but if it's a long line it's going to be Wednesday for me.
1687  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 09, 2009, 04:31:41 AM
My gosh the Lotus Carlton is a dog. Upgraded it a bit and ran it at Catalunya in a C class race and it was sliding all over the place. I guess I'll have to do some serious tuning on it.
1688  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: November 09, 2009, 04:20:13 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 09, 2009, 04:07:25 AM

Glitches already pouring in...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpMoDFMzrMk

Well, that's not encouraging.
1689  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 08, 2009, 08:23:08 PM
Darn, one thing that apparently happens is that the parts aren't shared between different cars of the same make and model. So I can't move the parts from one VW to another. Bummer. Oh well, lesson learned.
1690  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: November 08, 2009, 05:00:09 PM
Just my luck, here in central Florida the Gamestops never break street dates, dammit.
1691  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 08, 2009, 04:58:07 PM
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Are you actually buying a separate car for each class? I think I'd rather just save a tune config for each class and not have five of every car cluttering up my garage list.
Hmm, I didn't consider this. Rabbits are really cheap (4,000 cr) and even the highest upgrades don't cost much. But you are right, if I can just save the tune setup for each class that would be more manageable. Guess I'll be having a sale soon on some Rabbits!

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The Del Sol is a very nice design.  Simple, clean, and classy.
Thanks. I was trying something new.

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The Rabbit has too much going on for my taste.  It reminds me of those cars you see that have a million bumper stickers on 'em.
I was including decals for all the upgrades on the car. I kind of like the cluttered look  icon_biggrin
1692  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 07, 2009, 08:30:36 PM
Really, I waited a day to post again, I'm not trying to seem like I'm spamming  icon_wink

My S class Killer Rabbit at Le Mans


And my classy Honda Del Sol Silver Edition
1693  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 07, 2009, 12:39:57 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 06, 2009, 08:56:51 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 06, 2009, 08:00:37 PM

Ooo, web based would be SO nice. Link if you have one, please.

link in the post right after spacely sprockets up above. That's a Forza 2 one which will still work fine. The iphone app is about to get its first round update for Forza 3, so I'd imagine an updated web based one will be along soon. 

I used the web based app. My C class Rabbit did seem to handle better. The major test however was trying to get my Holden to quit being such a bear to drive. I got the data and made the changes (quite significant!), then tried it in a race at Silverstone. I think it handled better, but I finally did have to give in and turn on ABS and TCS, otherwise it's just too hard to control. I've spent about 80K on upgrades for the Holden so I am loath to give up on it, but sheesh it's such a pain. Honestly I'm ready to put it up for auction, just so I won't keep beating myself up trying to be able to win with it.

In other FM3 news (I love this game) my "Killer Rabbit" team has expanded and now boasts VW Rabbit GTi cars upgraded for all classes from F to A, with an S class to follow.
1694  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 06, 2009, 10:04:45 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 06, 2009, 08:00:37 PM

If I don't want a Season race or an Event List race, I can use Free Play to run against the AI, but I don't get money or XP. However, if I go into Multiplayer, set up a race with seven AI, I can select all the variables and I get money and XP, even racing just against the AI. I'll have to test to see how what's received in MP matches up against Career race...

I just tested running in the MP against seven AI versus running the same race in Career mode. I used the same difficulty settings (all off, manual tranny, medium AI) in a D class race on the Catalunya School Circuit, five laps. The XP received was the same, 5,600. Money for the MP was slightly less at 10,080 versus 10,360. The cash difference in MP is 280 less, not a big deal. Maybe one of the difficult setting percentages isn't the same in MP.

So the only big change is there is no rewind in MP! Other than that, you can run a race with car you choose on a track you choose, make the same XP and almost the same money. Pretty cool.
1695  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 06, 2009, 08:34:35 PM

Quote from: JayDee on November 06, 2009, 08:19:35 PM

Cool. I was disappointed when the game gave me three choices for my next set of career races and they were all above class F. I spent tons of time tweaking and designing my class F Yaris that I wanted to drive it around in one more set of races.

You don't have to go to MP if you want to keep driving that Yaris. In the "Go Race" menu, just select "Event List" instead of "Season Play". In the resulting matrix, the green blocks are races or series where you can use your current care, the blue ones require a different car that you have in your garage, and the grey ones need a car you don't currently have. If there is a check mark in the box you have already completed the series, getting all "gold". So you can pick a car and then pick a series.
1696  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 06, 2009, 08:00:37 PM
Ooo, web based would be SO nice. Link if you have one, please.

Hey, I just figured out something. If I don't want a Season race or an Event List race, I can use Free Play to run against the AI, but I don't get money or XP. However, if I go into Multiplayer, set up a race with seven AI, I can select all the variables and I get money and XP, even racing just against the AI. I'll have to test to see how what's received in MP matches up against Career race, but boy that would be a nice option; it's something I wish Forza 2 had included.
1697  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 06, 2009, 07:37:52 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 06, 2009, 04:46:59 PM

Does quick upgrade even touch tuning or does it just buy parts upgrades and weight reduction?

No, it doesn't tune for you. Wish there was an auto tune option, I'm hopeless at it. Best thing is to look for free well-rated setups on the Storefront and give them a try.

Quote from: wonderpug on November 06, 2009, 04:46:59 PM

Anyway, this app (or their web based calculator) is definitely noob friendly.

Step 1: buy racing suspension, roll bars, brakes, and differential so that the tuning options are open to you. (Great part of this is that it barely budges your PI rating despite the advantages.)
Step 2: from the part purchasing screens (press Y someplace where it shows the bar graph stats) look up your car weight, engine/drive config, weight distribution, and tire width.
Step 3: plug the numbers into the tool
Step 4: go into the car tuning screen and enter all the settings the app gives you

And viola!  Faster car.  

Damn, wish they had one for the Palm. Is there a port of this app for the PC?
1698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 05, 2009, 03:22:12 AM
In my quest to be king of the auction house slywink I think I have found the sweet spot for my checkerboard Camaros. I began offering them starting at 30,000 with a buyout of 50,000 but not luck. Then 25,000/40,000. Finally I switched to 15,000/30,000 and I sold four of them for $30,000 apiece, all buyouts. Since I bought them for less than 10K apiece, nice deal.
1699  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 04, 2009, 10:34:47 PM

Quote from: Thin_J on November 04, 2009, 01:32:37 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 04, 2009, 01:03:38 AM

I drove my first R3 race today and had to switch on ABS and TCS, and I still got trashed by the AI. Wow, so different than even racing in A class. I'm going to have to rethink my assists at the "R" level races.

The R classes are all about careful and smooth application of throttle, at least they are if you want to do them without the assists on. Just requires a little more care than the more normal classes.

I just ran another R3 race at Catalunya but with my newly acquired Class R3 Ferrari #62 Risi Competizione F430GT. I turned off all assists, kept the manual transmission, but chickened out and set the AI on easy. Still 80% bonus points. Wow, what a difference from the Holden! I could control the power slides and pretty much keep the car where I wanted. I think I could have won even with the AI at medium. As I was about to cross the finish line I checked my drift score. It was 8448, and I wasn't even trying to drift!

Oh, and I also found out something else. Unlike Forza 2 (I think that's true), in FM3 you can paint and decal the race cars, I know because I just removed all the colorful detailing on the Holden. I guess it's the role playing aspect of the game, I just don't like driving someone else's design.
1700  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 04, 2009, 09:01:46 PM
Added a new sponsor... (my first real vinyl group, please be kind)



Was a real bear trying to get the "e" correct with the gears.
1701  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 04, 2009, 02:38:17 AM
Hyundai Genesis Coupe takes digital form in Forza Motorsport 3: Rhys Millen Racing Red Bull, HKS and FM3 Genesis Coupes as DLC November 17th!

Kept seeing all those Hyundai Genesis Coupe ads on the NYC track, now we know why.

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To celebrate the flourishing “Forza” community, Hyundai will be gifting a free downloadable vehicle package on Xbox LIVE on Nov. 17, 2009. The package will include the Rhys Millen Racing Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe, HKS Genesis Coupe and a one of a kind Genesis Coupe. The Hyundai Genesis Coupe will also boast its own race series within the Career mode of the game. Hyundai is also developing an online photo and video upload contest for “Forza” gamers who can show off their best in-game photo and video of the Genesis Coupe in action.

Let me repeat what might be the most important part of that quote... "The Hyundai Genesis Coupe will also boast its own race series within the Career mode of the game." IIRC that's the first DLC that included it's own racing series in the Career mode. This makes it worthwhile to play since you make money, otherwise they are just another three cars added to the game.

I really hope that Turn 10 also follows the same philosphy when they eventually release (and you know they will) more tracks as DLC. That was the problem with Road America in FM2, it wasn't part of the Career mode.
1702  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 04, 2009, 02:22:10 AM
And again, this is why they don't let me drive real race cars. I roll my Rabbit!
1703  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 04, 2009, 01:03:38 AM
I drove my first R3 race today and had to switch on ABS and TCS, and I still got trashed by the AI. Wow, so different than even racing in A class. I'm going to have to rethink my assists at the "R" level races.
1704  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 03, 2009, 09:17:40 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on November 03, 2009, 08:00:20 PM

So here's where I'm at, after a week.  I've set all the assists off, including braking line and ABS.  I have the transmission set to manual, without the clutch though. 

This is what I'm doing, although I set the AI to medium. I try not to rewind, unless I really screw up.
1705  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 03, 2009, 07:17:41 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 03, 2009, 03:37:14 PM

If anyone is looking for an explanation of all the tuning options and their benefits, this site looks like a fantastic resource. It goes through real world concepts, and then their application to Forza. Really well laid out.

Holy crap that is a nice tuning site. Thanks for posting the link!
1706  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 03, 2009, 12:43:58 AM

Quote from: Magic on November 03, 2009, 12:30:36 AM

The title update is screwing up my enjoyment online. Or lack thereof. I'm getting very frustrated.

Yikes! Sounds seriously bad. Funny, I don't even remember a title update.

Have you deleted the game itself (not the save!) from the hard drive, then reinstalled? If that doesn't work, delete some other game and then remove and re-install FM3 to the hard drive. That should help it install in another location on the hard drive.

I haven't heard of anyone else having this issue, which would make me suspect your hard drive.



1707  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 02, 2009, 11:14:04 PM
Ooo, I just tried the FOV at 90 degrees and I like it. A lot. It feels like really "arms out" racing, but not only do you see more left and right, but you also get to see more of the dash.

BTW, it might appear I am online in FM3 right now, but actually I'm letting the AI driver do a couple of endurance races for me. I just don't have the patience and concentration for racing more than an hour at a stretch. And I'm fine with splitting the money 50-50 with the guy  icon_biggrin
1708  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 02, 2009, 10:15:56 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on November 02, 2009, 09:55:35 PM

Interesting.  I guess I've found it pretty easy to just earn money by, you know, racing.

Ah, that's fine, sure. But for me racing would get a bit boring after a while. Need something to break it up.
1709  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 02, 2009, 09:33:37 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on November 02, 2009, 09:04:21 PM

Yes, on the multimonitor thing.  I've done it.  It looks good.

OK, I must be misunderstanding something. I turned on the multiscreens option, but I didn't see a FOV slider. Can you help? Nevermind  Roll Eyes. I figured out how to do it. I wasn't moving the bottom slider enough. 70 degrees looks good.

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What the what?  Cool design, btw, but you can make a profit buying cars, slapping a design on them, and selling them back on the auction house?  Really?

Yup, if you are willing to take a bit of time. I'll watch the bids for a certain make and model and try to figure out what they are going for on an average. Then I go out and bid on a bunch of them, but only at much lower prices. Eventually one doesn't get bid up and I win it. Then I apply my design and put it up on auction. The key is setting the price. The minimum price should be just enough to make a profit. Then put in a buy-out price around the average. Sometimes people will grab the car at buyout just to avoid having to repeatedly bid. If you have an unusual design, you can bump up both prices. Also I usually only go for the 100cr two hour opening bidding time. More than that the fee goes way up in price and it seems like many folks are just waiting till the last minute anyway. Why pay for an eight hour auction when people only really start stepping up in the last ten minutes?
1710  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 02, 2009, 09:11:29 PM
Because I refuse to play retail!!!  icon_biggrin. Also I bet there's some achievement if I buy enough. I was buying up Camaros yesterday, putting a design on them and getting 20K profit per car. It's just fun. I did this in Test Drive Unlimited. I would buy a stock Mustang and upgrade it at the aftermarket place. Upgraded Mustangs were labeled as Saleens and I would make two or three times my cost and I could sell them as fast as I could produce them (you had to drive back and forth, took a little time). People are odd sometimes, me included  ninja.

Here's my Killer Rabbits design:

1711  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 02, 2009, 08:59:09 PM
I simply do not understand people. I'm trying to get several 1984 VW Rabbit GTi for my "Killer Rabbits" racing team (I'll post a photo later). You can buy them in game for 4,000cr. Yet in the auction house people are *buying* them at 12,000 and 20,000 and yes, someone paid 150,000 for a Rabbit. The first two were completely stock with no car XP. The last one had no upgrades but did have a tuning setup. I guess someone wanted to pay 146,000 for a setup? Sheesh. Talk about your inflated markets!
1712  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 02, 2009, 12:54:58 AM
Another fun day for me and Forza 3. I created several car designs and posted them to my Storefront. I also bought several Camaros on the cheap at the Auction House, put my designs on them and put them up for auction. I've sold a couple of them. I also sold one vinyl group which got me an achievement.

Oh, and I also did some racing  icon_biggrin.
1713  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 01, 2009, 03:41:25 AM
I sold my first design! The Checkered Camaro...

1714  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: October 30, 2009, 06:36:14 PM
This is why they don't let me race real cars.. note the broken glass

1715  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony on: October 30, 2009, 05:59:57 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 30, 2009, 05:57:01 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 30, 2009, 04:20:01 PM

someone on Major Nelsons blog said that even though you get the Vice city Radio on the disc version of the DLC...you don't get the main games radio music tracks,no idea if its true

Supposedly they cut 5-7 stations from the disc release (but you keep them if you go the DLC route).  I had been planning on getting the disc for the extra station but upon finding out one of the cut stations is The Journey, I think I'll stick with the DLC. 

I guess there was a limited amount of space of the disk... well, I'm not giving up all those stations for one, so I'll be getting the DLC.
1716  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: October 30, 2009, 05:58:23 PM

Quote from: onnel on October 29, 2009, 04:51:00 AM

I assume the typo in the skin was intentional, no?

I didn't make the vinyl, but I'll assume it was intentional.
1717  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: October 30, 2009, 05:57:26 PM
I got in another five hours or so yesterday in FM3, I'm still having a blast with the game and it seems I'm spending as much (probably more) time doing non-racing activities than actually racing. That's fine since one of the reasons I burn out on racing games is that I feel like I'm getting into a rut, race after race.

Before I get started, here's some info for those who might be interested in getting the Prima game guide. I got it when I got the game and it is pretty nice, descriptions of the cars, tracks, menus, lots of appendices, a chapter on doing set-ups, etc. However, the car lists are missing several manufacturers, just like in the previous manual for FM2. It does mention this in the guide, but doesn't list those missing. As a service to the community I compared the guide to the game and came up with the following, which lists the missing manufacturer and the associated number of cars. The total of missing cars is 52.

Buick - 1
Cadillac - 5
Chevrolet - 23
Lamborghini - 10
Opel - 2
Pontiac - 7
Saab - 2
Saturn - 2

I have sixteen cars right now, one the original purchase to start the game (I got a Citroen C4 VTS Coupe), 14 reward cars (one for each driver level achieved) and one I purchased, a 1994 F355 Berlinetta. I picked up the latter car when I was offered as part of the season calendar a series of races for Class B mid-engined RWD cars.  Since I'm planning on sometime owning all the Ferraris, including the $15 million(!) 1958 250 Testa Rossa, I figured I'd get my first Ferrari at this time. I used the auto-upgrade to configured the car for the series and had a lot of fun. Later on I was offered a chance at the Class A World Series, restricted to V8s only. I considered getting a Vette for $48,000 as a cheap way to get a decent car for the series, but I decided to upgrade the F355 instead. That took $75,000 (yikes!) that got me only up to A-575. I manually upgraded to A-599 by spending a few thousand more to remove 300 pounds out of car. Anyone who wants to ride with me is going to be sitting on the floor!

Is it me or do the upgrades seem more expensive in FM3 than in FM2? I'm holding off buying any other cars just because I want to have the cash for upgrades. By the way, that's another nice thing about the game guide, it lists all fifty of the free cars I'll be getting as I level up. No point in buying a car if I can get it free. And you don't get free cars when you complete certainly racing series, unlike FM2.

After more experimenting I've established my current difficulty preferences. No ABS, STM, TCS or auto-brake. No driving lines, braking or full. Damage set to simulation. Manual transmission. To allow me to actually beat the AI they are set to Medium. While I might be able to win at hard it's not as much fun. The decision to turn off the driving assist track lines came after I realized I was paying more attention to the green/yellow/red than to the track. In FM2 the resulting crashes would have driven me to depression, but thanks to the Rewind feature I can back up and try that corner or pass again. Rewind really does change the way I play and for the better. My racing style can be best summarized by a line I read in the racing guide that came with "Grand Prix Legends" way back in 1998: "A squealing tire is a happy tire". I like to race ugly, not aggressive as much as sloppy. More "Police Academy" than "Bullitt". Rewind is a godsend on a track like the Nurburgring driving an A class Ferrari while trying to pass a Porsche RS3. 

But it's not all uber-cars and wide tires. Your first reward car is a 2010 Fiat 500 Abarth esseesse (what a name). You can get this car sideways just putting on your seatbelt. I raced it at the short reverse Maple Valley (I should note that in season play, you can select a car after a weekend race but before the weekday races are offered and the game will select the primary race series that matches your car). Anyway, I was in my esseesse at Maple Valley in a race for sub-compacts. I had a higher PI than any other car so I didn't make any upgrades. After blasting up through the pack I came to the big 180 degree sweeper and suddenly I was looking at grass but still traveling in the right direction. I got a popup saying I had received the Drifting achievement. Didn't really intend to do that! I realized that this was the first time I was driving a car I hadn't first upgraded. Without STM and on skinny tires you too can drive like a TV detective in hot pursuit.

I am having a gas with the storefront system, primarily with vinyls. I did download a couple of car designs, but I decided I didn't want to drive someone else's creation. There are a zillion vinyls. OK, not a zillion, but when I search by the criteria of "affordable" it lists over eight thousand files. Then I sort by least expensive and there must be hundreds of free vinyl groups. I now have a set of "Binford Tools" logos, they are now my primary sponsor slywink. On my cars I also have a racing number plate (if that's what it's called) that looks nice, it's a combination of a downloaded blank plus my own "42", my racing number inspired by Douglas Adams. My cars also have my name on the door, a "Temple Racing" decal, plus decals of every manufacturer who provided an upgrade. And there are some some nice oddball ones I found at the storefront. Yes, it's all a bit silly, but I figure it's an racing/RPG synthesis.

I have done some bidding at the auction house, but prices are being driven up by all the people online. And there are a lot of reward cars being auctioned off to the unwary who don't realize that they will be getting the car for free later on in the game.

So I'm having a good time with the game. I haven't done any online racing as of yet. I got an invite from CSL last night, but I was getting close to having to go to bed for the night and so I begged off. I'm pretty certain I'm going to stick with racing with folks from my Friends list, as I found in FM2 that there are just too many jerks out there wanting to ruin everyone's race if you just do random races. Anyway I'm happy with SP mode and all the painting and upgrading and stuff. I probably won't get back to Borderlands anytime soon and hey, it's less than two weeks till MW2.

1718  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony on: October 30, 2009, 05:55:23 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 30, 2009, 04:20:01 PM

someone on Major Nelsons blog said that even though you get the Vice city Radio on the disc version of the DLC...you don't get the main games radio music tracks,no idea if its true

I'd like to know if that's true as well.
1719  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: October 28, 2009, 10:05:08 PM
And another bit of fun....

1720  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: October 28, 2009, 08:36:26 PM

Quote from: Chaz on October 28, 2009, 08:35:13 PM

Show off fail...  icon_twisted

Yup, my photo disappeared! Will dig it up again...

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